UPDATE: SOPA legislation being shelved by the bill's sponsor. Here at PLUS blog we're big fans of sharing content from elsewhere on the internet - in fact the entire Fall Through the Cracks Friday feature is built on the ability to share interesting, quirky, or just plain odd content created by others. The proposed SOPA legislation (H.R. 3261) could make that simple act - sharing content - more difficult. For this week's #FTTCF we wanted to share an excellent video from our friends at TED. In it, Clay Shirky discusses why he believes SOPA is a bad idea.
According to Occupywallst.org, Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011. They are "fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process." So, with that in mind, how much do the protesters actually know about the economic system they are fighting to change? New York Magazine asked 50 occupiers a series of questions about Wall Street, taxes and government. You can see the quiz and the results here. It's an interesting read (and a good quiz for a Friday). Please note that we know the survey isn't scientific, [...]
An interesting case being heard by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. The question? Is this free speech or a violation of student conduct. From Fox 9 in Minnesota: On Tuesday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals will hear the case of a University of Minnesota mortuary student who claims the school violated her rights to due process and free speech. After many appeals in the case that began in 2009, there is more at stake than just a failing grade. It began when Amanda Tatro was placed on probation after a series of Facebook postings about her embalming class. Tatro later [...]